Week of May 25, 2015

1,221 Cumulative Reported Domestic Well Failures (decrease of 23 from previous report due to ongoing verification efforts) as of May 26, 2015
Current Active Well Failures: 1,090 (decrease of 32 from previous report)
Interim Solutions: 106 (an increase of 8 from previous report)
Resolved Failures: 25 (an increase of 1 previous report)

  • As of May 22, 2015, the Bottled Drinking Water Program has approved 803 qualified households (an increase of 35 new clients from previous report)
  • Tulare County's Health and Human Services Agency has identified 398 clientele that have been affected by the drought (an increase of 5 from previous report), with 11 applications pending approval
  • As of May 15, 2015, Tulare County's Environmental Health has approved over 3,027 drilling permits for wells (increase of 105 from previous report, corrected) since January 1, 2014
  • The Workforce Investment Board reported that 276 employees have been laid off or have had their work hours reduced due to drought (no change from previous report)
  • 2-1-1, through the United Way of Tulare County, has received 800 drought related calls requesting referrals for assistance (no report)
  • As of May 24, 2015, FoodLink has distributed 137,778 drought related food relief packages (increase of 2,084 from previous report)